—v.t. 1. to put in the ground and cover with earth: The pirates buried the chest on the island. 2. to put (a corpse) in the ground or a vault, or into the sea, often with ceremony: They buried the sailor with full military honors. 3. to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in: to bury an arrow in a target. 4. to cover in order to conceal from sight: She buried the card in the deck. 5. to immerse (oneself): He buried himself in his work. 6. to put out of one's mind: to bury an insult. 7. to consign to obscurity; cause to appear insignificant by assigning to an unimportant location, position, etc.: Her name was buried in small print at the end of the book. 8. bury one's head in the sand, to avoid reality; ignore the facts of a situation: You cannot continue to bury your head in the sand—you must learn to face facts. 9. bury the hatchet, to become reconciled or reunited.